10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can’t go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland – a monument there was erected in 1864 – you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can’t help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop – with the city’s coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won’t be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Sep 2021

What an amazing park

Queens Park is one of our favourites… my boyfriend and I have visited here several times now. There is just so much to do in the one park and it’s all free. The Ipswich Nature Centre is basically a... more »


Nov 2020

Still one of the best

Still one of the best parks in Queensland. Have been here many times and is always a great day out with the family. My visitors were very impressed. more »


Jul 2020

Great park for families with playgrounds, nature centre and cafe

Queens park is a great day out for families with a large multi-level playground, nature centre featuring Australian wildlife, the beautiful Japanese gardens and more. There is on onsite cafe for... more »

Jamie H

Mar 2020

A wonderful chance visit

This was a great little 'by chance' stopover after a long days travel and we were pleasantly surprised and thankful we pulled in. The coffee was great and I recommend the cake strongly. The park was... more »


Dec 2019

World Class

Having grown up in Melbourne with the world class Botanical Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens and having visited NY,s Central Park I am confident in saying that Queens Park is World Class. Throw in... more »